Jaguar Men's Tennis Third Place NJCAA National Tournament 2012
Seventh Place NJCAA 2011; National Champion 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Mohamed ‛Reda’ Nait Omar
Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
Mohamed “Reda” Nait Omar, now in his sixth year as head coach for the men’s tennis team, took the helm to rebuild the program’s winning tradition. Last season, he returned the Jaguars to the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship tournament. GPC finished in third place, bringing home the national championship in No. 1 singles and doubles for a 2nd year in a row, Number 1 in flight 2 of singles, and producing 3 All-Americans. Coach Nait Omar was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Region 4 Coach of the Year in 2011 and Coach of the year for Women"s tennis in 2012.
His fourth year, the Jaguars went to the NJCAA national championship tournament, finished in seventh place and brought home the national championship in No. 1 singles and doubles and the runner-up trophy in No. 2 singles. In addition to producing two All-Americans and the conference Player of the Year, Coach Nait Omar was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Region 4 Coach of the Year.
As a native of Morocco, where he is a former No. 1-ranked junior player, Nait Omar represented his country in many tournaments. His involvement in tennis has allowed him to travele to many international clubs and resorts all over the world. Moving to the United States, he obtained a scholarship to the Rick Macci International Tennis Academy to train as a professional.
At the conclusion of his professional circuit career, he worked under director and touring pro Stan Smith at Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Relocating to Georgia in 2001, he has developed an outstanding reputation in the Atlanta area for his coaching talent and natural rapport with junior players. He served as assistant coach at GPC one year before taking over the men’s head coach position.
He has coached several nationally ranked and international players, helping many to obtain college scholarships and the skills to play at a professional level.
Nait Omar lives in Johns Creek with his wife, Denise, and their daughter, Zaina.